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post #1 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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One Step at a Time

Hello my fellow equine lovers 🙂

I've decided to start up a thread to track the progress I make with my newest horse which you might've already heard about from a different post I made. For a while there, I wasnt sure I'd be able to get this guy as my time to get him, find somewhere to board him, and so on, was very limited. I basically had around 3 days to get things sorted out and the final thing to sort out was confirmed early this morning which isnt a moment too soon. If it hadn't worked out, then the gelding would be on his way to an auction tomorrow morning.

Anyways, some info about the horse to start off with:
- Gelding
- 2 - 4 years old. Owner got the guy last fall and was told he was a long yearling at the time, but she believes he is older due to the fact he hasn't grown much over the winter and size of his neck.
- breed is unknown. Current guess is Morgan, draft, pony cross.
- 13.2 - 14 hh
- hooves are on the long side since it's been a long time since he's seen a farrier but looks to be sound. Hooves have grown out straight with no serious chipping or cracks. Will get his feet done ASAP once I get him used to having his feet handled more.
- hard to catch, will lift his feet but not for long, has had saddle on and someone sit on him, semi halter broke as he balks and pulls occassionally when being led, very good woah, no other ground work done.


Some other stuff I noticed about this guy when I met him was that he seems a bit fearful of humans. He doesnt trust people which is why he will balk when being led once he doesnt trust the human to lead him where it's safe.
He loves to get his head rubbed, but becomes nervous when you touch other areas of his body. He wont let you touch his ears. He seems to want affection and to be loved on, but the issue is like I stated before, he doesnt entirely trust people.


And so that's about all I really know of this guy so far. He will be arriving at the stables on Tuesday evening (so in 3 days) and I cant wait. I still have yet to figure out a name for him though, so I'm open to any suggestions you guys might have.
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post #2 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 04:47 PM
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Subbing ofc! Glad to hear it worked out and you're getting him! He looks like a total sweetheart, has the cute Morgan look. A somewhat worried but kind eye. Excited to follow your progress with him :)

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post #3 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Subbing ofc! Glad to hear it worked out and you're getting him! He looks like a total sweetheart, has the cute Morgan look. A somewhat worried but kind eye. Excited to follow your progress with him :)
That he does! It's due to the kindness I can see in there that really pulls at me since I'm sure he'll become a pretty good horse with a bit of work.


Also got some pictures of the stables. It's an old barn but this is a small town that doesn't need anything more than this really. I didn't get a chance to take pics of the outside, but will do that on Tuesday when the new guy gets brought in. He'll be in an outdoor paddock since he's not used to being at a place like this and I want to make him as comfortable as possible. Can't wait for Tuesday xD


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post #4 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 10:54 PM
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That place is beautiful! Looks like my dream barn lol

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post #5 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 11:19 PM
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Tippy! Lol

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post #6 of 104 Old 05-04-2019, 11:58 PM
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He has such a sweet expression. I'm looking forward to reading about his progress.


Lovely barn, your boy is finally getting the life he deserves. I can't wait to hear what you decided to name him!
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post #7 of 104 Old 05-05-2019, 09:32 AM
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That barn seems to be fantastic!!! And he's so handsome!!! I'll love to see his progress.
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post #8 of 104 Old 05-05-2019, 11:31 AM
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I'm so happy it worked out to get him!
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post #9 of 104 Old 05-06-2019, 01:07 PM
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Oooh yay! I am so glad you are bringing him home. :) He will be very happy. I love the barn too, it looks so nice.
As for a name, hmmm...I'm not so good with these, but:

Lucky
Toasty
Rio

Subbing, excited to see how your journey together goes!

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post #10 of 104 Old 05-06-2019, 01:15 PM
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subbing. I am a sucker for an underdog.
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